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Blog: November is Family Caregivers Month

We recently asked our Facebook audience to share one secret about being a caregiver. Our “Insider secrets to being a caregiver” infographic highlights some of their responses.

Urge Congress to support legislation to protect dialysis patients

Take action to prevent discrimination against patients living with kidney failure. Some insurance companies want to push ESRD patients off their plans. Use our Action Alert to tell your representative in Congress that insurance companies should accept premium payments from charities like AKF to help the most vulnerable patients.

Meet our honorees from The Hope Affair 2015

A dialysis patient who is helping other patients overcome depression and isolation, and a nurse practitioner who treats all patients as if they were members of his own family were honored as our Hero of Hope and Caregiver of the Year at The Hope Affair, our annual gala. We also celebrated the 20th Anniversary of our Calendar Kids Art Program and met the 8-year-old whose artwork appears on our 2016 calendar cover.

How is kidney failure treated? Learn about the options.

Although there is no cure for kidney failure, the condition can be treated with dialysis or a kidney transplant. Learn more about the treatment options for kidney failure and living with kidney failure.

Become a Kidney Health Educator

Are you passionate about preventing kidney disease in your community? Do you enjoy educating those around you on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle? If so, our Kidney Health Educator Program may be for you!

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